On Sunday, during the closure of the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI 2021), Krafton’s PUBG Corp and Tencent Games (which is the publisher of PUBG Mobile, except in India where the game is called Battlegrounds Mobile India) announced details for the upcoming PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021 (PMGC 2021), including a $6 million USD prize pool.
The amount qualifies the PMGC 2021 to the list of biggest prize pools in esports history, left behind by six editions of Valve’s Dota 2 The International ($34.3 million in 2019), the 2019 edition of Epic Games’ Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 ($30.4 million), the 2021 Honor of Kings World Champion Cup ($7.6 million), the 2021 PUBG Global Invitational.S ($7 million), and the 2018 Riot Games’ League of Legends World Championship ($6.4 million). It is, although, the biggest prize pool for mobile battle royale esports to date.
The same total amount has been invested during PMWI 2021, but not entirely on the prize pool, as the winning teams for the west and east conferences, the Brazilian Alpha 7 Esports and the Thai Valdus Esports respectively, took home $1.5 million each but the organizers also raised another $3 million for the charity organization Gamers Without Borders.
The amount is three times bigger than the 2020 edition of the event, which is the main tournament of the PUBG Mobile competitive calendar. The PMGC 2021 will kick off in November, with finals set for January 2022 featuring teams qualified from the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) and the Regional Championships.
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